Stephen Diaz is an amazing young activist for the LGBTQ community in his home country of Belize. He spent several weeks at Free2Be in Huntsville, Alabama as part of the U.S. State Department's Young Leaders of the America's Initiative. During this time he traveled with me across Alabama and we learned from each other. Stephen is a founder and Executive Director of Belize Youth Empowerment for Change and is also involved in HIV prevention and education throughout the Caribbean. Stephen has reminded me of the importance of Free2Be's work to create a compassionate and inclusive society.